My first official completed quilt for 2022 and my goodness, I so love all the things about this quilt. It’s after all one other gradual stitching challenge – English paper pieced – a course of that continues to carry all of my consideration. Hexagons particularly are a favourite. I do know they don’t seem to be for everybody, as they are often tedious to piece with a lot of cease/begin seams. However I simply love them, I might sew hexagons all day, day-after-day proper now.
This quilt is designed by Emma from Treehouse Textiles, and was designed for the 2021 Treehouse Textiles Block of the Month program. Late final 12 months Emma despatched me the sample after I messaged her to see if the sample could be out there after the completion of the Block of the Month program. I began engaged on this quilt late November 2021 and completed the quilt prime on 27 December 2021. Effectively, December was a month of joyous material play and stitching!
I believe what actually drew me to this quilt was the distinctive structure and the combo of low quantity – mild/white – background prints. It jogged my memory of my love for low quantity prints and quilts, even when meaning taking good pictures is made a lot more durable! The sunshine, particularly in Summer time, appears to bounce off the partitions and off the quilt, and I as a novice photographer, I battle to regulate it. With such quilts, the very best I can do is patiently look ahead to the right day mild; ideally a gently overcast day and people have been few and much between this Summer time.
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I’ve completed this quilt by machine quilting edge to edge straight vertical strains, spaced evenly throughout the quilt, and utilizing the hexagon “corners” as a information for maintaining the strains good and straight. I do really get pleasure from straight line quilting! I do know that should appear quite odd. I discover it enjoyable, and a pleasant technique to spend a while with a quilt that I’ve already put many hours into.
For the again of the quilt I’ve used a a lot cherished and sometimes used print: Newsprint from the Story assortment by Carrie Bloomston. I’ve discovered this material so versatile, and the right backing material that works properly with a lot of my quilts. I’ve extra yardage of this material available!
For the binding I’ve used a large navy/white stripe material – this stripe material is by Moda Materials from the Basically Yours assortment. In the identical means that I get pleasure from spending time with the quilt whereas quilting it, I’ve additionally loved hand slip-stitching the binding to complete the quilt. Comfortable stitching, proper right down to the final sew.
The Treehouse Hexagon Venture
Completed quilt measures 69.5 inches x 69.5 inches.
Quilt designed by Emma from Treehouse Textiles.
English Paper Pieced – Machine Quilted.
Quilt began: November 2021
Quilt completed: January 2022.
All cotton materials and low loft cotton batting
(Quilter’s Dream Request batting).
Thanks Emma for the great quilt design and the launch of the sample. With permission from Emma this quilt has quickly been snapped up by a very long time RPQ follower and particular buyer, and is now packaged and prepared for a protracted haul journey. Sending off this particular quilt is made all that a lot simpler realizing it will likely be cherished and utilized by the destined proprietor.
As at all times thanks in your curiosity in my quilts, and for scrolling by way of the numerous pictures.
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